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He Whiriwhiringa: Selected Readings in Maori

by Bruce Biggs

This volume combines the Maori texts from "Selected Readings in Maori" (3rd ed 1990) and the English translations of those texts, from "Readings from Maori Literature" (1980). The texts and their English translations...


From Manoa to a Ponsonby Garden

by Albert Wendt

From the valleys of Hawaii to the seasons of a garden in Auckland, this extraordinary offering of poems explores a variety of themes. Though hips need replacing, poets grow older, tsunamis destroy, and friends...


Briefcase

by John Adams

Winner, 2012 NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for the Best First Book of Poetry

Sometimes amusing, sometimes sobering, this compilation by judge John Adams is a melange of poems—in traditional and experimental forms—and...


Aup New Poets 4

by Harry Jones, Erin Scudder & Chris Tse

The latest in the series, this fourth volume showcases poetry from three very disparate voices: Harry Jones, Erin Scudder, and Chris Tse. Harry Jones’s flair for lyric is palpable in his accomplished and...


At the White Coast

by Janet Charman

Making landfall among the inhabitants of a gritty metropolis, these poems transport the reader from the white coast of New Zealand, the Land of the Long White Cloud, to the shores of another country and another...


Beauties of the Octagonal Pool

by Gregory O'Brien

Making unexpected connections, this book collects poems written from a variety of times, locations, and experiences—from the water frontage of Fiji, Fiordland, and the Mediterranean to the built history of...


Sentinel and Other Poems

by Robert Hunter

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Loosestrife: Poems

by Stephen Dunn

"Dunn's new poems are driven by the same tireless force that made his New and Selected Poems (1994) so powerful, but there is a new tone here, a deepening of his recognition of life's perversities."—Booklist...


Open Shutters

by Mary Jo Salter

Mary Jo Salter’s sparkling new collection, Open Shutters, leads us into a world where things are often not what they seem. In the first poem, “Trompe l’Oeil,” the shadow-casting shutters on Genoese houses...


Glass Armonica: Poems

by Rebecca Dunham

The eighteenth-century glass armonica, a musical instrument whose sound emits from rotating water-filled vessels, has long held the power to mesmerize with its hauntingly sorrowful tones. Just as its song—which...


Death Poems: Classic, Contemporary, Witty, Serious, Tear-Jerking, Wise, Profound, Angry, Funny, Spiritual, Atheistic, Uncertain, Pe

by Russ Kick

Pretty much every poet in every age has written about death and dying. Along with love, it might be the most popular subject in poetry. Yet, until now, no anthology has gathered the best and most famous of these...


Without a Claim

by Grace Schulman

Grace Schulman, already known as "an elegiac, highly original religious lyricist" (Harold Bloom), elegantly weaves between generations and continents in her new collection.


Even Now: Poems by Hugo Claus

by Hugo Claus, David Colmer & Cees Nooteboom

Beautifully translated from the Dutch by David Colmer, the IMPAC Award-winning translator of Gerbrand Bakker’s The Twin, Hugo Claus’s poems are remarkable for their dexterity, intensity of feeling, and...


Van Gogh in Brixton

by Shaun Traynor

An emotional poetic narrative of love lost, love regained.


Always Die Before Your Mother: Poems

by Patrick Woodcock

Deftly moving from the stifling heat and politics of the Arabian Peninsula to the darkest corners of South America's rainforest, this collection of poetry delivers a searing commentary on humanity's many failings....


On a Stair

by Ann Lauterbach

Ann Lauterbach's fifth collection takes its title from Emerson's great essay, Experience: "Where do we find ourselves?" he asks. Lauterbach's stair sits precariously between a quest for spiritual vitality and...


New and Selected Poems, Volume One

by Mary Oliver

When New and Selected Poems, Volume One was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award. In the fourteen years since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling...


Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni Mitchell's Songs

by Lisa Sornberger & John Sornberger

"Joni Mitchell is one of the greatest songwriters of the late 20th century. For over forty years her powerful lyrics have compelled listeners to dig deeper. This one of a kind collection finally allows even...


Local Visitations: Poems

by Stephen Dunn

Wise and searching new poems from the winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. In his twelfth collection, his first since winning the Pulitzer Prize, Stephen Dunn turns his keen gaze on Sisyphus, our contemporary...


The Insistence of Beauty: Poems

by Stephen Dunn

An evocation of beauty's often-surprising manifestations; even in the face of tragedy. "Beauty isn't nice. Beauty isn't fair;" So, in part, states an epigraph for this stunning new collection, his thirteenth,...